assembly Bill A6983

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires employment and consumer dispute arbitrations to be submitted to neutral third party arbitrators, and establishes prohibited arbitration agreements and provisions

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Jan 03, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.489
May 18, 2017 advanced to third reading cal.455
May 16, 2017 reported
May 09, 2017 reported referred to codes
Mar 28, 2017 referred to judiciary

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A6983 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Civil Practice Law and Rules
Laws Affected:
Add §§7500, 7505-a, 7515, & 7516, amd §§7501, 7506, 7507 & 7511, CPLR
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8191
2019-2020: A3265

A6983 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires employment and consumer dispute arbitrations to be submitted to neutral third party arbitrators, and establishes prohibited arbitration agreements and provisions; requires disclosure of information by certain arbitrators.

A6983 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6983

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 28, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. TITONE, STECK, WEINSTEIN, SEPULVEDA -- read once
  and referred to the Committee on Judiciary

AN ACT to amend the civil practice law and rules, in relation  to  arbi-
  tration agreements

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Article 75 of the civil practice law and rules  is  amended
by adding a new section 7500 to read as follows:
  § 7500. DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS ARTICLE:
  (A) "ARBITRATION" MEANS A FORM OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION THAT IS AN ALTER-
NATIVE  TO  LITIGATION,  IN  WHICH  THE PARTIES AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE
DETERMINATION OF A NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY ARBITRATOR.
  (B) "NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY ARBITRATOR" MEANS AN ARBITRATOR OR  PANEL  OF
ARBITRATORS  EACH  OF WHOM DOES NOT HAVE AN UNDISCLOSED KNOWN, DIRECT OR
MATERIAL INTEREST, INCLUDING A FINANCIAL OR  PERSONAL  INTEREST  IN  THE
OUTCOME  OF  THE  ARBITRATION  PROCEEDING,  OR A KNOWN, EXISTING OR PAST
RELATIONSHIP WITH ANY OF THE PARTIES TO THE AGREEMENT  TO  ARBITRATE  OR
THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDING, THEIR COUNSEL OR REPRESENTATIVES, A WITNESS,
OR ANOTHER ARBITRATOR.
  (C)  "EMPLOYMENT"  MEANS  A  RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  AN EMPLOYER AND AN
EMPLOYEE AS DEFINED IN SECTION THREE OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT  OF
1938 (29 U.S.C. § 203).
  (D) "CONSUMER" MEANS A NATURAL PERSON RESIDING IN THIS STATE.
  (E)  "CONSUMER GOODS" MEANS GOODS, WARES, PAID MERCHANDISE OR SERVICES
PURCHASED OR PAID FOR BY A CONSUMER, THE  INTENDED  USE  OR  BENEFIT  OF
WHICH IS INTENDED FOR THE PERSONAL, FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD PURPOSES OF SUCH
CONSUMER.
  §  2.  Section 7501 of the civil practice law and rules, as amended by
chapter 532 of the laws of 1963, is amended to read as follows:
  § 7501. Effect of arbitration  agreement.    A  written  agreement  to
submit any controversy thereafter arising or any existing controversy to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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